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September 12th, 2012

Thomas Suddith McCool

September 12, 2012

Thomas Suddith McCool, 67, of Benton passed away on Sept. 11, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.
Thomas was born Nov. 12, 1944, in Grapevine. He was passionate about life and enjoyed hunting, fishing, Civil War reenactments, playing music of all kinds on the piano, banjo and his favorite instrument, the mountain dulcimer. His favorite song to play was "Sweet Hour of Prayer."
He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and liked watching old television series like "The Cisco Kid."

June Huddleston Hicks

September 12, 2012

June Huddleston Hicks, 80, of Mabelvale passed away on Sept. 10, with her family by her side.
She was born Nov. 27, 1931, to the late George and Nell Huddleston in Houston, Texas.
June loved being a mother and grandmother; she was not only a grandmother to her own but everyone who knew her considered her their grandmother also. She was a very loving and giving person.
June was preceded in death by her parents and husband, James Lewis Hicks Jr.

Audra Mae (Sally) Fite

September 12, 2012

Audra Mae (Sally) Fite, 92, of Benton passed away Sept. 9.  She was born Dec. 27, 1919, to the late Carl O. Fite, Sr. and Lavada Ford Fite.
Audra worked as a nursing assistant at Saline Memorial Hospital for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Carl O. Fite Jr
She is survived by her niece, Sherrie McAdow and husband James; great-nieces, Vanessa Scott and Allison Martin; and nephew, Collin McAdow, all of Benton.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Mt. Olive Cemetery by Ashby Funeral Home 
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.

Mark A. Bragg

September 12, 2012

Mark A. Bragg, 45, of Mabelvale passed away Saturday, Sept. 8.  He was born Jan. 4, 1967, in Little Rock. 
Mark was a manager of four different Phillip 66 locations. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Richard Bragg; and grandparents, Beatrice Padgett and Louie and Hazel Bragg.

Billy “Sonny” Draper

September 12, 2012

Billy “Sonny” Draper, 71, of Bauxite, passed away Sunday, September 9. He was born January 19, 1941 in Lono to the late W. W. (Bill) and Evelyn (Shelby) Draper of Bauxite. He worked for Dassault Falcon Jet in Little Rock for almost 25 years, having completed a long career in the aircraft industry that spanned 40 years starting in the Air Force as a Vietnam Veteran through various supplemental airlines that took the family to Abilene Texas, Ardmore Okla, Harrisburg PA, Fairborn OH and Memphis TN before moving back to Bauxite to be near family and friends.

Gloria June (Cox) Walthall

September 12, 2012

Gloria June (Cox) Walthall, 69, of Alexander, passed away peacefully Friday, September 7, 2012 at her home. 
She was born in Texarkana on February 23, 1943 to the late Charles Cox and Ruth (Chapman) Cox. Mrs. Walthall was a homemaker, loved to sew, and read recipe books. She was of Baptist faith. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, one son, Jerry Walthall, and her brother, Mickey Cox.

Mary Anna Steele

September 12, 2012

Mary Anna Steele,89, of Bryant passed away Friday, September 7, 2012. Mary Ann was born October 23, 1922 in Sheridan to the late Daniel and Minnie (Reynolds) Atchley. Mary Anna was a member of First Baptist Church in Bryant.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Carroll Leon Steele, two brothers; James Carthal “Bill” Atchley, and Audrey “Jack” Otis Atchley.

Eara Ellen Wilson

September 12, 2012

Eara Ellen Wilson, 89, of Benton, passed away Thursday, September 6.  She was born December 20, 1922 in Benton.  Mrs. Wilson worked for Jones and Owasso furniture factories. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Lillian Wilson; husband, Warren K. Wilson; daughter, Judy Webb; twin sister, Vera Ann; three brothers; two sisters and five great-grandchildren.

September 7th

Herrell Edward McDaniel

September 7, 2012

Herrell Edward McDaniel, 91, of Richmond, Va., died Sept. 5.
He was born Aug. 27, 1921, in Benton.
Mr. McDaniel was a navigator in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and spent almost his entire career working at Reynolds Metals, retiring as the director of administrative control. After retirement, he loved to camp, fish and spend time with his family.
He preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Elsie Strayhorn McDaniel. 
He is survived by his son, Ronald McDaniel; his daughter, Janice McDaniel; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Edward 'Ted' Billing

September 7, 2012

Edward “Ted” Billing, 94, of Alexander, passed away Sept. 4.
He was born Oct. 13, 1917, in Collegeville to the late Fred and Lena Lockert Billing.

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